November 16 San Francisco Premiere screening and Panel Discussion of “Pipe Dreams”— Film Society Cinema, 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA. Tickets $15-$25 (sliding scale). Proceeds of this benefit to support the work of the San Francisco Green Film Festival. sfgreenfilmfest.org
November 17 Free Screening of “Tokyo Waka” and discussion with award winning filmmakers John Haptas and Kris Samuelson —Stanford University – Annenberg Auditorium, Palo Alto, CA at 5:00PM. “Tokyo Waka” is a 63-minute documentary essay about Tokyo’s crows, with digressions into art, history, and culture. It is a poem about Tokyo and its people, and the relentless tenacity of nature in a most unnatural world. http://www.stylofilms.com/tokyowaka.html.
November 13-20 New Italian Cinema— Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema at 1 Embarcadero Center. Celebrating the rich cinematic tradition of Italy and its newest generation of filmmakers.
December 5Film Arts Forum: Pitch Perfect— Film Society Cinema. A panel discussion of tried and true strategies for pitching a film project to industry decision-makers.
December 8An Evening with Don Hertzfeldt— Film Society Cinema, 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA at 7:00PM and 9:15PM. Cult animator and Persistence of Vision Award recipient Don Herzfeldt presents a special evening featuring his newest animated film which completes a trilogy of shorts about a mysterious man named Bill.
Dec 2-4 & 9-11KinoTek: Erin Markey— Film Society Cinema, 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA at 7:00PM and 9:15PM. Friday-Saturday performances 8:00PM. Sunday performances 6:00PM. Molly Dardy’s children have left home. They’ve grown up and are far away. Her house feels empty and enormous. To fill the gap, tonight Molly—with a glass of chardonnay in hand—will unravel the modern mysteries of video chatting with her exasperated daughter, Kelly.
Dec 7 KinoTek: Writing Comedy for Live Performance— San Francisco Film Centre, 39 Mesa Street, The Presidio. This is a rare chance to attend a writing and performance workshop with one of the most fascinating experimental comedy writers working today. Participate in automatic writing exercises with the opportunity to improvise a performance based on one of the writings.
For complete program information, visit:
San Francisco Film Society: sffs.org/Screenings-and-Events
Cine+Mas San Francisco: http://www.sflatinofilmfestival.com/
California Film Institute: http://www.cafilm.org/cfi/index.html
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive: http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/filmseries/
San Francisco Museum and Historical Society: http://www.sfhistory.org/index.php/events/monthly-programs
Pamela Alexander-Beutler is the editor in chief of the ReelMATERIAL film journal. For of movie reviews and interviews by the ReelMATERIAL team visit www.reelmaterial.com, take a look at our favorite trailers at ReelTRAILERS on YouTube and follower us on twitter @reel_material.